Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Brent, AL
Company: Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Posted on: August 2, 2020
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative
correctional health care companies, provides clients with
experienced management and technologically advanced services,
combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.
For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered
proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral
health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting,
claims processing, and quality management services. At Wexford
Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered
a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the
corrections environment is our venue. Wexford Health has an
exceptional opportunity for a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse to
join our team of healthcare professionals at Bibb Correctional
Facility in Brent, AL. Were proud to offer a competitive benefits
package including: Annual review with performance increase Generous
paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave Paid
holidays Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue
Shield Dental and Vision insurance 401(k) retirement saving plans
Company-paid short-term disability Healthcare and dependent care
spending account POSITION SUMMARY The Licensed Practical Nurse
(LPN) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care
through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation
and evaluation. Under the clinical supervision of Registered
Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate
with education and demonstrated competencies.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the clinical guidance of a Registered
Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and
social dimensions of patients in the health care unit and as
necessary in the housing units. Assist in planning and implementing
individual treatment programs in the health care unit and housing
unit by utilizing available resources and consulting with
registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers. Implement
medical plan through administering medications and intervention in
accordance with physician instructions. Document nursing
encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications etc.,
and communicate information to supervisory personnel and physicians
in accordance with physicians orders. Assist in maintaining working
and living areas and supplies in good order. Serve as a member of a
nursing care and treatment team and assist physician as assigned.
Use available in-house resource personnel and departments for
treatment/consultation. Implement clinical and technical aspects of
care in accordance with established policies and procedures. Take
vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
Apply and change dressings. Provide for emotional and physical
comfort and safety of patients. Assist with activities of daily
living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
Supervise inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of
the environment. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein
are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other
duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Standard medical
setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily
interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care
personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving
throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without
air conditioning. Job Requirements: The following requirements list
the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and
experience may be accepted. TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: Current Alabama Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) License
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from
an accredited School of Nursing PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year
clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V
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